Sheriff Darren Thompson. Photo from the San Benito County Sheriff's Department website.


Sheriff Darren Thompson set to retire

San Benito County Supervisors will appoint interim sheriff April 27.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Controversial Hollister police officer retires

Miguel Masso left HPD in September and attributed his leave to a lingering injury and the current climate toward law enforcement, among other factors.

Officer Melgoza stands with K-9 Freeze while Police Chief David Westrick speaks. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

K-9 Officer Freeze retires

Hollister City Council approves request for replacement, handler training and vehicle conversion.

Hollister City Manager Bill Avera said he would like to possibly teach after retiring. "When I was in college I wanted to be a history teacher," Avera said. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister city manager to retire

Bill Avera has worked for the city for 25 years.

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Government / Politics

Congressman Sam Farr won’t seek re-election after 23 years in office

12-term congressman will not seek re-election in 2016 and will retire in January 2017 at the end of his current term